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Monday, May 7, 2007

My test environment

Filed under: — A. Mikkelsen @ 19:36 pm

I used to have a physical ESX server running ESX or ESXi (from USB) but due to the problems of running DRS, HA and VMotion with only one ESX server I switched to a full blown virtual environment.

A Quad Core i7 with 6 GB of ram running Windows 7.

If you are wondering of why I installed Windows 7 instead of ESX, the answer is quite simple.
I’m running all my ESX 4.x servers, vCenter server, EDA and Openfiler inside VMware Workstation 7 beta.
Yes, thats right. Workstation 7 runs ESX out of the box. And I’m even able to run VM inside my ESX 4.x hosts.

So my setup looks like this:

  • A EDA appliance (as ow writing version 0.90)
  • A vCenter server running on Windows 2008 and MSSQL2005
  • Two ESX 4.x hosts (2vCPU and 2 GB ram)
    Deployed through the EDA appliance. Easy as hell to setup.
  • A Openfiler appliance for iSCSI shared storage

Nothing fancy, but it works and is simple.


  1. Awesome stuff man! Your blog has helped me so much as I’m in the process of learning powershell to make my virtualization management a whole lot easier for me.


    Comment by chris — Saturday, September 3, 2011 @ 16:19 pm

  2. Always glad to help another powercli…..

    Comment by A. Mikkelsen — Sunday, September 4, 2011 @ 18:38 pm

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